HELP! I cant get .DS Store file off my desktop??!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bob81, May 29, 2009.

  1. bob81 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    i drag and drop it into the trash, and then when i empty the trash bin, it pops back up in the same spot, right under the mac hd icon. I cannot figure this out! Pleez help meh
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Do you have hidden files showing? If so, open terminal and paste this entire line:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool false; killall Finder
  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    That's supposed to be there. .DS_store files are what lets the Finder remember how you had your folders arranged and how large the icons are. Every time you delete it, Finder creates a new one.

    The problem is that you have hidden files showing. See above post.
  4. bob81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    i tried that and it worked :). thanks for helping this noob.

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